Travellers’ retreats

Fontainebleau forest & the Wye Valley

My beloved bolt-hole in the old home town of Monmouth (in the heart of the Wye Valley, on the edge of SE Wales) is bookable through Alastair Sawday’s Special Places to Stay. Located on a cobbled courtyard in the heart of town, the Studio is on the ground floor of a Grade II* listed converted Georgian coaching inn. Café treats by day & perfect peace from mid-afternoon, when the world goes home.


In France, overlooking the Seine and the forest of Fontainebleau, chez nous, 35 minutes from Paris by train, we offer a self-contained guest apartment on Airbnb. For boulderers, tree-bathers, wild swimmers or seekers after chateaux: Fontainebleau, Vaux-le-Vicomte and Courances are all a short drive away.

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